Baabwaa & Wooliam David Elliott and Melissa Sweet Walker Books Wooliam is a sheep – a sheep with a penchant for reading: how cool is that! Baabwaa is also a sheep: she enjoys knitting – a more likely activity for a farm resident. These two are best friends. ‘Sounds kind of boring. But they like […]
Hide and Seek Anthony Browne Doubleday There are search and find picture books aplenty and then there is Anthony Browne’s game of Hide and Seek, which is in an altogether different class: a class of its own. And it’s actually Anthony Browne’s 50th picture book of his career. Herein the search is for a missing […]
Oi Cat! Kes Gray and Jim Field Hodder Children’s Books Frog is a stickler for the rules – his rules in particular – which is unfortunate for Cat whose turn it is to have his own book. Sadly though, for the feline at least, it’s been decreed that he, and all cats now ‘sit on […]
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A graphic novel like no other, we urge you to share this powerful and timely tale, far and wide. ‘Illegal‘ is a hard-hitting, empathetically illustrated piece of fiction and one which makes for a particularly tough, but a nonetheless very necessary read. The story will undoubtedly help younger readers understand more clearly the plight of refugees […]
Lines Suzy Lee Chronicle Books This truly is a wordless wonder. A skater whizzes across the white page etching swirls and whirls onto the surface of the ice in a glorious solo dance – a veritable symphony of graceful motion, dizzying sometimes even. But then she takes one pirouette too many, loses her balance and […]
His Royal Tinyness: A Terrible True Story Sally Lloyd-Jones and David Roberts Walker Books I think I’ve just found my favourite ever picture book take on a new sibling. This one had me spluttering at every turn of the page; both words and pictures are utterly priceless. Let’s meet the Happy Family: there’s a mum, […]